A few weeks ago we kicked of the Kidsgrove Broadband Speed Test. This is where we have been asking the residents of Kidsgrove and surrounding villages to test the speed of their broadband and report back in the findings. We have had a really positive response so far, with some very interesting results thrown up from the speed tests which have been carried out by Kidsgrove residents.
We reported how the Government has set the target for broadband speed to be 30mb in 2015 for the whole of the UK, something which got us thinking how well Kidsgrove is performing. Kidsgrove is an interesting area as some parts have access to Virgin Media and their fibre optic network, whereas other parts are left to rely on the aging BT copper telephone lines. Kidsgrove to this date has not been listed on any BT Infinity upgrade plans.
It currently appears that in Kidsgrove the fastest broadband speed that has been recorded is with Virgin Media, which is an impressive 49.84mb download speed and an impressive upload speed of 4.79mb. This speed is miles apart from the slowest speed which we have currently seen reported of 1.3mb and upload speeds of 0.3mb in Mow Cop. The average speed that we have calculated at the moment for downloads in Kidsgrove is 7.4mb which is well below the target that has been set by the Government.
We would love to have further contributions to our Kidsgrove Broadband Speed Test. If you want to take part then it is really quick and easy, simply follow the steps below.